This isn't the first time we have covered Recipe Box here at CrackBerry. We had a review of the PlayBook version last year but I recently stumbled across the new BlackBerry 10 version and it's a really nice app. In this day and age may of us rely on the internet for finding recipes instead of using books - so why not just use your BlackBerry 10 smartphone?
The application is super user friendly and you can't really go wrong with it. As you would have seen from the video - the main homepage is made of of a grid of tasty looking foods. You can switch to a list view if you prefer but the grid looks awesome. Whether you are just looking through the recipes on offer or searching for one you just tap the one you want to look at and you are presented with a beautiful image of the dish. At the base of the display are three tabs. These are 'Steps' which walks you through the various stages in the cooking process, 'Details' where you will see all the ingredients you will need as well as nutritional information, and then the final tab is 'Notes' where you can make notes for reference in the future.
Jumping into the options of the app is accessed through the three dots in the bottom right hand corner. One of the features here I REALLY love is 'Add to shopping list'. With just a couple of screen taps the information you need to prepare for making the dish is then saved and you can then access it at your leisure from the apps main menu. So for example - you are in the supermarket and need to buy the ingredients for the dish. Just open up the shopping list and everything you need is laid out in from of you. You can even tick the items off the list as you pick them up - a lovely touch.
Also from within the main menu you can look back at any recipes you may have added to your favourites, or recipes that you made notes on. There is even a video section which I couldn't get to work when shooting the video, but afterwards it worked just fine - just my luck!
The final feature worth mentioning is categories. Here you can filter down recipes from a whole host of sections - such as low calorie meals, special occasion dishes and courses just to name a few. The app really makes finding the dish you need so easy. And with the added bonus of a beautiful Active Frame Recipe Box gets the thumbs up from me.
And best of all the app is free. What are you waiting for - go grab it. I'm sure you will agree with me that the devs have done a wonderful job.
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